Draft Proposal for Thursday 11/10 General Assembly: Call to Action

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Call to Action (the group that previously drafted the Declaration of the Occupation of New York City) has a new document which is a Statement of Autonomy. We would like to be on the agenda for the Thursday evening General Assembly. We are seeking ratification on the document from the General Assembly to release the Statement of Autonomy as authored by Occupy Wall Street, reflective of its will. All of Call to Action’s documents must be ratified by the General Assembly in order to maintain transparency. It is available to the public for comments and friendly amendments on our group page on the www.nycga.net website: http://www.nycga.net/groups/call-to-action/docs/statement-of-autonomy-v-2-2. It is also available here (see below) for clarifying questions, concerns, comments, and friendly amendments.


Occupy Wall Street is a people’s movement. It is party-less, leaderless, by the people and for the people. It is not a business, a political party, an advertising campaign or a brand.  It is not for sale.  We welcome all, who, in good faith, act to end corruption and corporate influence in government, and who petition for a redress of grievances through non-violence.  We provide a forum for peaceful assembly of individuals to engage in participatory as opposed to partisan debate and democracy.  We welcome dissent.

Any statement or declaration not released through the General Assembly and made public online at www.nycga.net should be considered independent of Occupy Wall Street.

We wish to clarify that Occupy Wall Street is not and never has been affiliated with any established political party, candidate or organization.  Our only affiliation is with the people who want to end the entanglement of big business and government.

The people who are working together to create this movement are its sole and mutual caretakers.  If you have chosen to devote resources to building this  movement, especially your time and labor, then it is yours.

Any organization is welcome to support us with the knowledge that doing so will mean questioning your own institutional frameworks of work and hierarchy and integrating our principles into your modes of action.


Occupy Wall Street values collective resources, dignity, integrity and autonomy above money.  We do not make endorsements.  All donations are accepted anonymously and are transparently allocated via consensus by the General Assembly or the Operational Spokes Council.

We acknowledge the existence of professional activists who work to make our world a better place.  If you are representing, or being compensated by an independent source while participating in our process, please disclose your affiliation at the outset.  Those seeking to capitalize on this movement or undermine it by appropriating its message or symbols are not a part of Occupy Wall Street.

We stand in solidarity.  We are Occupy Wall Street.

One Response to “Draft Proposal for Thursday 11/10 General Assembly: Call to Action”

  1. Andrew Rose

    hi, this is Andy from Occupy Boulder. I’m with the interoccupy consensus facilitation group and I would very much support introducing this text into the queue for interoccupy GA consideration. we are working out the kinks and I believe we’re good to go with an attempt at multi group consensus (we have over 100 cities in our distribution).

    What I need is the text of what the GA resolves, the number of people that were part of the process and the consent of the GA that this proposal be considered by other groups.

    You can get the sense of our process, which is as-low-tech-as-possible, respects the autonomy of local GAs, and is a true consensus process, at google group nationalfacilitationtest1

    please email me at andrewnewkirkrose@yahoo.com with the result of your GA discussion. It’s a beautiful proposal, timely, and important and I believe other groups want this language to work with.